Obama Opens His March to N.C.
In his first extended critique of the Republican National Convention, President Obama on Saturday mocked his rivals’ nominating stage show as outdated, suggesting that the GOP was offering “an agenda better suited for the last century.”
Obama kicked off a four-day tour of swing states leading up to his arrival Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention, where on Thursday he will accept the nomination for a second term. Addressing about 10,000 supporters outside a farm museum in this rural town near Des Moines, Obama offered an assessment of Republican rival Mitt Romney, who formally accepted his party’s nomination last Thursday.
“It was something to behold,” Obama said about the GOP convention in Tampa. “Despite all the challenges we face … what they offered over those three days was more often than not an agenda better suited for the last century. It was a rerun. We’d seen it before. We might as well have watched it on a black-and-white TV.”